As all homeowners know, the decision to take on improvements requires permits. Even if you’re armed with your own hammer and internet tutorials, it’s a good idea to follow procedure by gathering the necessary documents from your respective city or county building department. We’ve got to keep food on the table for the families supported by those authorities with jurisdiction.
The smartest people also know that adding solar panels to their house’s roof is no exception when it comes to pulling permits. Thankfully, we take care of that process. So, why would you be interested in tips? Well…
1) 1 in 3 Solar Installers Avoid Servicing An Average 3.5 Jurisdictions Because of Permitting Difficulties
Find a buddy and then go for a drive around your surrounding neighborhoods in search of roofs with solar panels. When you find one, play a friendly game of paper-rock-scissors to see who gets to knock on the homeowner’s door. It’s helpful to ask around and get an average timeline on your city’s permit application submission process.
2) Re-submissions Occur in 24% Of Installations, And 16% Require Reworking
Wait, you mean solar installation is a complicated thing? Every home’s needs are unique, and standard practices haven’t been perfected yet. Our goal is to make this process as smooth-sailing as possible, so being the trendsetter you are, flexibility is key. Join a yoga studio and we’ll work out the kinks.
3) An Average Installation Takes Nearly 8 Weeks To Be Approved By All Relevant Jurisdictions
Shocking, right? I always like to say that everyone likes their coffee differently, but when it comes to Solar PV, building departments can be like a line of customers who all want Vanilla Soy Lattes with extra foam, two packets of Splenda gently stirred in, and a dash of cinnamon on top. So Floridians, be prepared to wait if you’re in a non-solar friendly jurisdiction. The best part is that when all is said and done, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the freedom of your own power source. Get a permit and have it done right and legally.
Check out more here. Armed with all these new tips, go forth solar advocate.
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